This is the parliamentary elections in Egypt. Polling stations opened on Saturday, October 24, 2020. An election without much stake. The presidential movement is the favourites.
This is a crucial parliamentary election. Some 63 million Egyptian citizens went to the polls. Objective: to elect 568 MPs out of a total of 596, the other 28 will be appointed by the Egyptian president.
Around 4000 independent candidates and 8 lists are in the running for seats. Since 2014, when President Abdel Fattah Al Sissi arrived after the Muslim Brotherhood was ousted from the political scene, the presidential party has dominated the country’s political bodies.
Already in August 2020, voters had already gone to the polls for the Senate elections. They had appointed 300 members of the Senate. However only 14.23% of the voters had mobilized. A low rate that may recur according to political analysts during these parliamentary elections.
The second round of parliamentary elections is scheduled for November 7 and 8. The final results will be announced on December 14, 2020. The new MPs will take office in January 2021, the year in which the current Parliament elected in 2015 ends.